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It was hard to go past the five-star Mariners, but there were plenty of other credible applications to our XI - So who made Goal.com's A-League team of the week?

GOAL.com Indonesia   By KIERAN JONES

A-League

Team Of The Week:

Week 20

Table/Results


GOALKEEPER

Mark BIRIGHITTI
Newcastle Jets

Coe fended off fellow Melbourne derby goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne and Sydney FC's Vedran Janjetovic for this week's spot. Coe was superb in the derby and pulled off two incredible saves in the first half to keep Victory's lead intact, one from a deflected shot inside the box.  The other was a flying save in the top right corner from a free kick.

DEFENDERS

Jeremy WALKER
Melbourne Heart

Nik TOPOR-STANLEY
Melbourne Heart

John McKAIN
Adelaide United

Joshua ROSE
Central Coast

The right side of this defence is made up of a relatively new Heart man in Walker. He was full of running all game. With the departure of Michael Marrone, Walker has filled the void with aplomb and has looked comfortable from his debut. Next to him is team of the week regular Topor-Stanley, who can add former club Newcastle Jets to a long list of teams he has helped frustrate this season.  McKain might have played in a more defensive midfield position against Victory, but secures the other spot in the centre after an outstanding performance. McKain may have been booked, but it was worth the card as his aggressive attitude trouble Victory's attackers. Rose, meanwhile, was involved in the build up to Ibini's first goal and is an ultra-reliable left-back for this week's team.


MIDFIELDERS

Osama MALIK
Adelaide United

Nicholas KALMAR
Melbourne Heart

Jeronimo NEUMANN
Adelaide United

While Central Coast hogged the headlines for their 5-0 romp over Wellington on Thursday, Adelaide were equally impressive [and aggressive] in their gutsy win against Victory on Friday. The Reds have been a club under siege over the past two weeks, but the performances of Malik as a high right wing-back and Neumann - playing almost as a false nine - were inspired. With Malik controlling midfield and Neumann providing an attacking option, it was the Reds doing all the attacking, and the latter was rewarded with a goal in the 42nd minute. Sandwiched in the middle of the midfield is Kalmar, who led Heart to a 2-0 triumph over Perth. His free-kick was perfectly executed and gave Perth goalkeeper Danny Vukovic no chance, and a second-half set piece almost gave him another goal.


FORWARDS

Bernie IBINI
Central Coast

Daniel McBREEN
Central Coast

Alessandro DEL PIERO
Sydney FC

McBreen and Ibini are fast becoming the A League's most potent attacking force, rivalling the potency of Victory's Rojas and Thompson. Thursday's 5-0 win proved to be one of the most important of the round, as Central Coast reminded everyone of their title aspirations. Along with his two goals, Ibini had a penalty shout turned down in the first half and created plenty of headaches for the Phoenix. McBreen was potent from set pieces, scoring from a Michael McGlinchey corner and setting up Ibini for one of his goals. Del Piero rounds out the trio of attackers, all of whom have found themselves in this team on more than one occasion this season. With plenty of run still in his legs, the Italian legend was able to create space and turn defenders into witches hats, scoring with a beautiful curling finish early in the game.

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